Teachers

Each of our teachers offers a unique and personal style of teaching. All Lotus Studio yoga teachers have attained internationally recognised teacher registration to assure you of clear guidance through a safe and informative practice. Our teachers are deeply committed to their own practice and teaching.

Zen Meditation

Kevin is a Dharma teacher with the Dharma Centre in Roberson which stems out of the Korean Zen Buddhist lineage. 

 

The way of Zen is to know yourself; 

To know yourself is to forget yourself ; 

To forget yourself

is to be awakened by all things 

Dogen Japanese Zen Master (c1290) 

The prime vehicle of Zen is a particular style of Meditation called Zazen. Kevin leads the Zen sangha at the Lotus Studio every Tuesday evening at 17h00. Newcomers are welcome. 

Kevin

Zen Meditation

Zen Practice

Tuesdays 17:00 - 18:45

Meditation

(by appointment)

 

Vinyasa Yoga

Kama is the owner of Lotus studios, a dedicated Yogini and mother of 2 with a deep love of all things yoga. She completed her Vinyasa teacher training (YA RYT200) in Bali at Radiantly Alive in 2016. Since then she has continued her education by completing a further 300hr yoga course based partly in India, a children's yoga course, various online anatomy courses and is in her final (fourth year) of Iyengar Yoga teacher training. She continues to grow through her own self practice and continuing study.

Join Kama for a dynamic, flowing vinyasa yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath. Awaken your strength, energy and flexibility in a fun atmosphere.

 

“Yoga is not about touching your toes, it is about who you become on the way down . . .”

Kama

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga

Mondays

8:30 - 10:00

Thursdays

8:30 - 10:00

 
 

Hatha, Yin and Kids Yoga

Olia began practicing yoga 10 years ago in her home country Belarus. After moving to South Africa in 2011 her yoga journey continued. As her own practice was getting deeper physically, mentally and emotionally she decided on enrolling into 500Hr International ISHTA (Integral School of Hatha Yoga and Tantric Arts) YTT led by Marina Contardo at the ISHTA School of Yoga & Health in Johannesburg which she completed in 2014.

Olia teaches from her heart. Her classes offer creative sequences from gentle to more vigorous, depending on the abilities of the students. She likes to experiment with asanas but also plays with meaningful quotes, yogic philosophy, pranayama, meditation to create a non-competitive and nurturing space for students to discover the benefits of yoga, heal and grow.

Olia

Hatha Yoga

Wed 10:30 - 12:00

Yin Yoga

Wed
17:00 - 18:00
 
 

Iyengar Yoga

Tatum has been practicing meditation for 15 years and has been involved in conscious body movement for more than 10 years.

She Qualified as an Iyengar Teacher in 2019 after 5 years of study.

She has a passion to share the Iyengar approach of precision and alignment as she has found it to be so healing for her own body.

"Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees" ~ BKS Iyengar

Tatum

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga

Mondays &

Wednesday

8:30 - 10:00

Iyengar Yoga

Angeline was introduced to meditation in the year 2000 and this lead her to Iyengar yoga in 2012. She realized the amazing benefits of the practice of Iyengar yoga which became her instrument, giving expression to the inner being, a subject, so incredibly vast.

Angeline teaches beginners by slowly building up confidence and courage in her students with the use of props where needed, demonstration and detailed instruction.  Every student is unique, and her assistance is done with care and guidance to the learner.

"Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy". BKS Iyengar.

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Angeline

Beginners Iyengar Yoga

Monday

10:30 - 12:00

Iyengar Yoga

Jane started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1998. She qualified as an Iyengar Yoga Teacher Introductory Level II in January 2010.  She completed the next level of training, Junior Intermediate Level I, in October 2015.

 

Jane teaches Iyengar yoga on an introductory and intermediate level, and her classes are accessible to all. The use of props enables all students to do the posture with the correct alignment to obtain the full benefits of the pose.

  

I thank all my teachers who have taught me over the years and encouraged and strengthened my yoga practice. Love and gratitude to you all.

Jane

Iyengar Yoga

Tuesdays 9:00 - 10:30

Thursday 17:30 - 19:00

Gentle Yoga

Tues & Thurs 11:00 - 12:00

 

Pilates 

After turning to Pilates for rehabilitation on a neck injury, Taryn discovered in just a few weeks she had not just recovered but she felt so much stronger, calmer and more supple than she had before. The mental and physical benefits permeated all areas of her life. In order to share her love of Pilates she studied STOTT Pilates®️ Intensive Matwork at The Movement Lab in Cape Town and later Total Barre®️.

Join her classes to experience for yourself how Pilates can address muscle imbalances which counteracts the modern more sedentary lifestyle. It is also the perfect complement to any other sports training programme. Pilates can help you achieve a body free from pain and keep you moving freely well into old age.

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Taryn

Pilates

Tuesday and Thursday

10:00 - 11:00

 

Mindful Yoga Flow

Yoga found Natasha in her early 20’s and blossomed into a life long journey. She completed her 108 sun solutions 8 1/2 months pregnant obtaining her 200 YTT before the birth of her first son. She is also a fully certified Basi pilates instructor. Yoga is a journey from the self to the self, but it doesn’t mean the journey can’t be fun.

Her mindful vinyasa class connects breath to movement along with some great music to inspire you.

Any level of fitness or experience with yoga is welcome. Her focus is for you to become more connected and aware of the beautiful body and sprit you have.

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Natasha

Mindful Flow

Fridays 8:30 - 9:30

 

Yoga Fusion

Debbie started her yoga journey in 1997 purely as an addition to Her exercise program. But quickly realized the extensive benefits both - physically and mentally - and 24 years later She still loves it and continues to evolve with it. 

Her passion and training also led Her to Thailand where She studied Nuad Boran (Northern Style Thai Massage). 

Join Debbies classes for toning, and strength with flexibility - finished off with a blissful guided relaxation. all levels welcome

her style of yoga has evolved over the years to incorporate pilates and other types of toning, She believes that everyone should do some form of yoga but sometimes you need to add a little something else to convince the skeptics. “It gives me so much pleasure to see my students become more flexible and strong as they go on this journey with me.“ ~ Debbie

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Debbie

Yoga Fusion

Mondays 17:15 - 18:15

Wednesdays 7:45 - 8:45

Thursday 17:15 - 18:15

 

Movement Practice

Leilah is a South African movement coach, dancer and physical theatre artist. Her lifetime love affair with dance and performance lead her to evolve into a curious and passionate facilitator of alternative movement methods and disciplines. Through dance and movement, she helps people become aware of how to move their bodies efficiently and aims to inspire fresh perspectives, approaches and attitudes to daily life and how we choose to move through it. With embodiment practice and personal development at its core, Movement Practice develops confidence in the mover as well as encourages and celebrates individual expression.

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Leilah

Movement Practice

Mondays

17:00 - 18:30

Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself - Chinese Proverb